For the first time in history, a collection of over 130 sumptuous treasures from the Palace of Versailles are coming to Australia. Exclusive to the National Gallery of Australia, the exhibition showcases the opulence, luxury and beauty of a period central to French history, bringing life to the reign of three kings, their queens and mistresses.
Highlights include magnificent works such as the marble bust of Louis XIV, the monumental Gobelins tapestries, the Dauphin’s fine writing desk, Marie-Antoinette’s porcelain and the original 1.5 tonne sculpture of Latona which was the centrepiece of the main fountains in the formal gardens at the Palace of Versailles.
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Date: Friday 9 December 2016 – Monday 17 April 2017
Where: National Gallery of Australia